Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov and Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, exchanged telegrams of congratulation on the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relations' establishment. The anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the United Arab Emirates was marked on December 23, the press and information department of the Russian Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti on Monday. In his connection, the sides gave a high estimation of the Russian-Emirates cooperation in different spheres, the Foreign Ministry said. Its further development meets the interests of Russia and the United Arab Emirates and the task to provide peace and stability in the Persian Gulf and in the world, the Russian Foreign Ministry concluded.
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